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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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After a down stretch, Michigan’s Lake St. Clair giving up limits of walleyes again

Gary Burch shows off a pair of healthy walleyes he caught during a recent trip with the author on Lake St. Clair in Michigan. The two were using bottom-bouncers with a nightcrawler harness. (Photo by Bob Gwizdz)

Back in the 1960s, Lake St. Clair was the place to go to fish for walleyes in southeast Michigan. Lake Erie? It was unaffectionately known as the Dead Sea, a polluted sump that caught fire (actually it was the tributary Cuyahoga River) in 1969.
Much has changed over the past six decades. These days, Lake Erie is recognized as perhaps the best walleye fishery in the world. And Lake St. Clair? For a long time it was an afterthought to walleye fishermen.

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